The dreaded Moshi Beast.

A Moshi Beast is a dangerous little critter, though it may seem harmless at first. In groups they can eat up a person or other large animal, one small painful bite at a time. Moshi Beasts usually go around in large groups, allowing them to overwhelm their prey. These animals are skittish and easily frightened, but also very persistent, staying with their prey for hours on end until it has been slowly devoured. They have brown fur, short tails, and black stripes zig-zagging up and down from the front of their bodies to the end of their tails on both sides. Their ears are large for the size of their head and they are about the size of squirrels. These creatures are first mentioned in the book Kingdom's Dawn of the Kingdom Series. It was a practice of Lord Fairos to leave victims strapped to the ground in the Banteen Desert as a form of execution, allowing the Moshi Beasts to finish them off. It would seem, though, that the nature of the "Moshi Beast" was unknown to Lord Fairos or at least to those under him.